Commemorating the Universal Races Congress of 1911

The centennial of this landmark event has gone virtually unnoticed. In addition to blogging about it here, I compiled a bibliography in anticipation of revving up interest:

First Universal Races Congress, London, July 26-29, 1911: Selected Bibliography

The only other person I found who knew or cared was a Baha'i:

Twentieth Century Renaissance and Race Unity by Bahram Nadimi, 18 Jan 2011

Bahram mentioned this again in another blog post:

Thoughts of War and Peace—and an Anniversary by Bahram Nadimi, 12 August 2011

Bahai's seem most interested in this topic. The bahaitravelswest blog, in documenting the travels of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá a century ago, has several entries on the subject, the most noteworthy of which are:

#20 – 100 Years Ago – the early months in 1911 of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s stay in Egypt

#22 – 100 Years Ago, July 1911, Egypt

#24 – 100 Years Ago – Letters of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the Universal Races Congress
The blog Vibes of Humanity for June 28, 2011 features a relevant text:

Excerpt from 'From Superman to Man' by J.A. Rogers

Here is a rather esoteric and eccentric reference:

The Problem With Constructing A History Of The African Jewish Identity, africaisrael blog, June 1, 2011

There does not seem to be much interest outside of this handful of blogs. However, there is one important recent research paper:

American Indian Studies Seminar: Kyle Mays, Transnational Progressives [The Newberry Library, Chicago], Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:30 - 6:30 pm:
"Transnational Progressives: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Universal Races Congress," Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The most recent publication is an article in a bulletin of the Ethical Culture movement by an Esperantist in Baltimore:

"The First Universal Races Congress of 1911" by Emil Volcheck, Dialogue Online (American Ethical Union), Fall 2011

The emphasis is on founder of Ethical Culture and organizer of the Congress Felix Adler. Congratulations to Emil on this publication.

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